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Dr Luc Furic heads the Prostate Cancer Laboratory at Monash's BDI and he is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology.

Dr Furic's current research program focuses on survival signalling in prostate cancer cells and the role it plays in the transition from hormone-sensitive to castrate-resistant prostate cancer. His laboratory uses biochemical and molecular biology approaches to gain a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms responsible for prostate cancer initiation and progression.

Since 2002, he has received multiple scholarships, awards and fellowships from competitive schemes at both national and international levels. These awards include the US Department of Defense Postdoctoral Prostate Cancer training award (2009-2011), the Canadian Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship (2008-2010), the Quebec Health Fund graduate scholarship (2003-2006) and postdoctoral fellowship (2007-2009), the National Science and Engineering Council of Canada graduate scholarship (2004-2006). More recently, he was awarded the ARC DECRA (2012-2015), a Young Investigator Award from the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (2011-2016), a Victorian Cancer Agency Early Career Seed grant (2011-2012), a VCA Mid-Career Fellowship (2017-2020), NHMRC Project grants and VMRAF funding.


Education/Academic qualification

Biochemistry, PhD, Université de Montréal (University of Montreal)

Award Date: 5 Apr 2007

Research area keywords

  • Cancer Biology
  • Translation
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Signalling pathways


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